John McCain's dad was an admiral, as was his grandpappy before him, so his path was well blazed. He would have never been accepted at the naval academy otherwise, and barely made it through due to his being a discipline problem.
McCain was responsible for killing a lot of men on the USS Forestal after he got his wings when he did some hot dog stunt that caused missiles to be fired and nearly sunk the ship. I don't know if he ever thinks about all the people he killed from his cockpit on the many missions he flew over south Vietnam, or if any of the generations of pilots who have come since ever think about the poor fucks they kill when they flew. I guess he had a lot of time to think about it in the Hanoi Hilton.
Not in line to ever be an admiral, Mcain came home from Nam with a plan. He parlayed his status into a Senate seat that he held forever. He quickly realized the frumpy old bag that stood behind him all those years was not going to cut it at the DC cocktail fund raising events. So, he dumped her and married the billionaire beer heiress, setup a foundation, and made himself into the portal through which all the MIC trillions had to pass.
Almost immediately upon entering the senate MCCain's lust for power and greed got him ensnared in a kickback scheme with Savings and Loan Institutions that were inflating the value of commercial real estate and everybody was pulling millions in bribes and payoffs and MCCain got caught dead nutz, but was able to get off completely while others went to prison and the entire Savings and Loan industry collapsed and billions were lost and the economy spiraled into many years of recession. The Keating Five is what the scandal was called. Google that shit.
Every war since Vietnam has been personally organised, carefully planned and funded through McCain. It has made him fabulously wealthy and immensely powerful. From Iraq 1 and 2, Yugoslavia, Ukraine, Libya, Syria, and Yemen, McCain was at the designers table deciding who lives and who dies. How many millions in Iraq. There are pictures with MCCain and alBaghdadi from ISIS. It is well known that ISIS is a CIA construct. Lybia was a perfectly fine, if not totally fucked up north African country minding its own business when we went in and blew it up, at least 500K dead there. Same with Syria, another 500K dead there. Syria is probably McCains crowning achievement. He tried harder than anything in his life to get us in a war in Syria.I'm sure he looked at it as his greatest failure that we didn't.